Homesteading in today’s modern age looks a lot different from the days of the settlers, but the main goal is the same: self-sufficiency.
Homesteading is getting a lot of hype these days. With tiny homes giving us whole new meaning to “house goals,” people are looking into their options for small carbon-footprint living that also teaches them new skills. Homesteading means grappling with the art of doing for oneself and learning how to live independently. It’s a great confidence boost to know that you can do your own repairs, grow your own food, and even produce your own textiles.
No matter your living situation, you can incorporate homesteading principles into your way of life. If you are lucky enough to have your own plot of land, then building a barn is the natural next step.
The type of barn you choose will depend a lot on your property, your acreage and the types of animals you decide to have. It’s advisable to start with smaller, easier to care for animals such as chickens. They’re cheaper than larger livestock like cows, less draining on your land, and easier to kill for a first-timer.
Here are seven well-regarded styles of barns that suit the North American homestead well:
Speak to farmers in your area about their barn recommendations. Guaranteed they’ll chew your ear off going on about their views on the subject. The best advice you could ever get is from someone else who knows innately what it’s like to live off the land.
The next best thing you could do for advice is talk to your local experts at In The Backyard, located in Hamilton, Ontario. We do indoor and outdoor renovations, custom woodworking, and backyard shed solutions. We’d love to be your initial help on the road to homesteading success. Call us at 1-844-212-1284, or contact us here.
Check out our handy quote tool where you will be able to build the shed you want, complete with any accessory you choose. You can submit the quote directly to us and we will contact you shortly to finalize the details.